Summary: S.3243 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/26/2000)

Agricultural Producer Protection Act of 2000 - Title I: Agricultural Producer Protections - Sets forth requirements and related provisions for agricultural contracts.

Title II: Agricultural Fair Practices - Amends the Agricultural Fair Practices Act to set forth agricultural handler fair practice standards.

Title III: Investigation of Live Poultry Dealers - Amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 to redefine "poultry grower" as any person engaged in the business of raising or caring for live poultry under a poultry growing arrangement, whether the poultry is owned by such person or by another person. (Eliminates the poultry slaughter provision from such definition.)

Extends: (1) administrative enforcement authority to live poultry dealers; (2) injunctive or restraining order authority to instances of poultry care; and (3) the Secretary of Agriculture's authority to issue a complaint against a live poultry dealer to any violation of such Act.